Fart Chart: Cow Emissions by State

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The EPA has spent nearly $15 million and two years studying bovine emissions to assess how they affect climate change. So what’s the result? This handy “fart chart” shows you exactly how much crap cows are putting into the air. Although the EPA’s original chart, here, only gives you the top 10, we’ve crunched the rest of the data so you can see exactly how flatulent your state’s cows are. Top 10 below, full list after the jump.

1. California  2. Wisonsin  3. New York  4. Pennsylvania  5. Minnesota  6. Idaho  7. Texas  8. Michigan  9. Ohio  10. Washington

  1. California
  2. Wisconsin
  3. New York
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Minnesota
  6. Idaho
  7. Texas
  8. Michigan
  9. Ohio
  10. Washington
  11. Iowa
  12. New Mexico
  13. Vermont
  14. Missouri
  15. Indiana
  16. Florida
  17. Illinois
  18. Virginia
  19. Arizona
  20. Kentucky
  21. Kansas
  22. Oregon
  23. Utah
  24. Tennessee
  25. Colorado
  26. South Dakota
  27. Georgia
  28. Maryland
  29. Oklahoma
  30. Nebraska
  31. North Carolina
  32. Louisiana
  33. North Dakota
  34. Maine
  35. Arkansas
  36. Mississippi
  37. Connecticut
  38. Nevada
  39. Alabama
  40. South Carolina
  41. Massachusetts
  42. Montana
  43. New Hampshire
  44. West Virginia
  45. New Jersey
  46. Delaware
  47. Hawaii
  48. Wyoming
  49. Rhode Island
  50. Alaska

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